Amanatullah Khan News / What is Waqf Board Scam? In which Amanatullah was interrogated for 13 hours

Zoom News : Apr 19, 2024, 12:15 PM
Amanatullah Khan News: Amanatullah Khan, MLA from Okhla Assembly seat and Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board, has been interrogated by ED (Enforcement Directorate) for 13 hours. He reached the ED office around 11 am on Thursday and came out after midnight. After 13 hours of interrogation he was allowed to go home. He has been asked to appear again next week. Earlier, ED had summoned him six times in the money laundering case related to the Waqf Board recruitment scam. But he did not appear. He reached the Supreme Court and filed an anticipatory bail petition. The court had shocked him by saying, 'No exemption can be given on the basis of being an MLA'. Last year, three of his alleged associates were arrested. It stars Zeeshan Haider, Dawood Nasir and Javed Imam. Now let us tell you what is the case in which Khan has been interrogated by ED…

Apart from being an AAP MLA, Amanatullah has also been the Chairman of Delhi Waqf Board. During his tenure as president, there were 32 such recruitments, regarding which allegations were made that Khan worked by disregarding government guidelines. The spark of the matter got further fueled when the then CEO said that a memorandum had been issued against these illegal recruitments. It has also been said that Khan rented out many properties of the board illegally.

Among 32 people, 5 relatives and 22 Okhla residents

While investigating the case, the ACB had said that out of the 32 people recruited by Khan, 5 were his relatives and 22 were people from Okhla area. Khan was elected MLA from here. Misuse of board money was also mentioned in the FIR. On the other hand, in the year 2020, the Revenue Department issued a letter regarding Khan. It said that under Section 14(1) of the Waqf Act-1995, Khan has not been a member and chairman of the Waqf Board.

Let us tell you that in September 2018, Khan was elected Chairman of the Waqf Board. Khan had made a post after receiving the letter from the Revenue Department. In this he wrote, the journey from September 2018 to March 20, 2020 was good. Glad that the poor and needy have got their rights.

What did CBI and ED say in the charge sheet?

Javed, Dawood, Kausar and Zeeshan were named in ED's 5000-page charge sheet. Besides, partnership firm Sky Power was also an accused. ED said that the lands were bought and sold with the wealth acquired from unknown sources of Amanatullah. An entry of Rs 8 crore was also mentioned in the diary of accused Kausar. Also said that Amanatullah is involved in money laundering.

Earlier, the investigating agency had also raided many places in this case. CBI had earlier registered a case in this matter. CBI registered an FIR against 11 people including Amanatullah on November 23, 2016 and filed the charge sheet on August 21, 2022. In this, CBI said that there were irregularities in the appointment of the CEO of the board and on contract.

ACB interrogated Khan in September 2022

Almost a month had passed since the CBI charge sheet was filed and in September 2022, the ACB interrogated Amanatullah. After this, Khan was arrested after Rs 24 lakh and weapons were recovered in the raid. However, he got bail on 28 December 2022.